Film: F2 – Fun and Frustration
Banner: Sri Venkateswara Creations
To throw: Venkatesh, Varun Tej, Tamanna, Mehreen, Prakash Raj, Jhansi, Priyadarshi, Subbaraju, Nasser and others
Music: Devi Sri Prasad
Cinematography: Sameer reddy
Art: AS Prakash
Producers: Shirish, Lakshman
Written and directed: Anil Ravipudi
Release date: Jan 12, 2019
The trailer for ‘F2’ is a huge success. Director Anil Ravipudi has proven himself with his three films ‘Supreme’, ‘Raja The Great’ and ‘Pataas’.
And the combination of Venkatesh and Varun Tej is a major attraction. “F2” has everything in it to hope.
Let’s see if it’s worth the wait.
Venky (Venkatesh) marries Haarika (Tamannah). They lead a “fun” life for six months, but later minor issues between them make Venky frustrated.
Haarika’s sister Honey (Mehreen) falls in love with Borabanda Varun Yadav (Varun Tej) and their marriage is fixed. But her life changes once her wedding date is fixed.
Venky and Varun, frustrated, head to Europe, leaving the sisters frustrated.
The rest of the drama is how the sisters teach them a lesson.
Venkatesh’s comedic timing is the film’s main asset. He leads the film from the front. Whenever it’s on screen, you’re entertained. All the first half, he dominates with his formidable comedy.
Varun Tej as Borabanda has been somewhat successful, but his role is mainly to support Venky.
Tamannah and Mehreen provided a lot of glamor, they did a lot of acts and also showed off their bikini bodies.
Prakash Raj as a guy inspired by “Gundamma Katha” in the second half is doing well. Priyadarshi and Rajendra Prasad also get long roles. Jhansi as Varun’s mother is good.
Although Devi Sri Prasad disappointed with “Vinaya Vidheya Rama” he surprisingly gave better music for “F2”, his numbers are catchy and contributed to the fun vibe of the film.
Sameer Reddy’s cinematography is nice. The assembly is neat even if the pace drops in the second half.
The timing of Venkatesh’s comedy
Fun first half
Glamor of the heroines
Boring moments in the second half
Director Anil Ravipudi is a director who places more importance on comedy than plot. The stories in his films are not unique, but he tells them in an entertaining way. In “F2” he has a big ace – Venkatesh, whose comedic timing is legendary (who would forget his “Nuvvu Naku Nachavu”?).
Banking on Venkatesh, he told this simple movie about a frustrated husband and a future husband. The director created a lot of fun out of their frustration.
He begins the film in a police cell in Europe and presents the life of Venkatesh. The story of Venkatesh begins on a hilarious note. He marries Tamannah and how the frustration appears in his life is comically told.
The scenes aren’t new, but Anil Ravipudi must have written them all with Venky in mind. Even when the scenes didn’t involve Venkatesh, they were a lot of fun.
Actors like Jhansi, Pragathi, and Raghu Babu have done their best to turn simple scenes into hilarious scenes. Each character makes us laugh. While Varun Tej’s introduction is straightforward, he gets the act right after a few scenes.
Until the interval, there is non-stop fun. One of the funniest scenes in the first half is Venkatesh telling a dog about his married life and the dog expressing empathy.
Director Anil Ravipudi is in great shape throughout the first half. Even after the interval he continues the fun factor and also throws in mass elements like showing off heroines in bikinis and other acts. However, the Prakash Raj episode in Europe is not that funny.
While the first half was a lot of fun, less frustrating, the opposite happens in the episode of Prakash Raj. Still, the movie never runs short of entertainment and ends in a fun way with Venky giving a funny tip to all husbands on how to listen to their wives.
Anil Ravipudi has this knack for wearing a slogan throughout the movie at regular intervals to generate laughs. Here he used “Anthega Anthega” in the right places.
Does this film have an untold story? No. Does it provide vasool paisa pleasure? Yes. Is it worth watching for this festival? Anthéga Anthéga!
Despite its stereotypical storytelling and predictable second half, the film is an entertaining watch.
At the end of the line : More fun, less frustration